Dynamo retain title via head of Hewitt
Big defender sinks Spartans to seal championship
Castlemilk Dynamo were crowned Premier Division champions for another year thanks to a last-minute goal.
Wullie Hewitt scored late on against Springhall Spartans on Thursday to seal a 2-1 win and secure Dynamo’s second title in two years.
The 6ft 2in central defender was also involved in lifting the trophy on Sunday after a 9-2 hammering of Hillview.
Coach Russell Cowie, 36, who joins manager John Workman and coach Jim Stewart on the sidelines every week, was proud of his players who have become the team to beat in the Sunday Central AFL.
He said: “We were definitely delighted to win the league again. It’s been a long hard season.
“We were a wee bit disappointed we didn’t win the treble but we can still win the double.
“I have to admit, it was easier to win this league than last year.
“A lot of the teams got put out of the Scottish Cup early on so they tend to fall away after that.
“No disrespect to all other teams but we are the best and they all up their game when they come to play us.
“I’ve been here 10 years and we’ve won the league six times since then so we’ve got the consistency of a winning team there. We have the winning mentality but we did take our foot off the gas.
“Our defence hasn’t changed much and has been the same for three years.
“Players like Derek Reid who is 37, and Alan Semple are great to have at the back and Wullie Hewitt, who is 6ft 2in, is exactly what you need in Sunday league football.
“We’ve got players like Paul Mcquilken and Connier Dawson in midfield and Bobby Hughes up top.
“A special mention has to go to Bobby because he has been a big player for us this season.
“He’s scored nearly 39 goals for us and we’ve still got boys breaking through for next season.”
Hughes and Semple both bagged hat-tricks on Sunday in the demolition, while Kyle Reid, Derek Reid and Alan Kane added to the scoring.
The club are 10 points clear with a game to play but their season is not over just yet.
Fellow Premier side Northend will meet Dynamo in the final of the Health Rewards Cup at Vale of Clyde Junior’s Fullarton Park on Friday, 7pm kick off.
In other results around the Sunday Central AFL, Castlemilk United won Division 2B after they ran out 2-0 winners against Sauchie Amateurs.
Springhall Spartans lost 9- 2 to Cranhill and Burnside United won 1-0 away to Stirling Athletic.
Premier champions Castlemilk Dynamo